How to Become Close Friends With Someone


When you meet someone new, you tend to make a decision about whether or not you want to be friends with him. If you like someone and want to become closer, you will need to make an effort to be around him a lot and have him open up to you. With time and effort, you can develop close, long-lasting bonds with a wide variety of friends.

  • Spend plenty of time with your new friend to get to know each other. Do activities that you both enjoy, such as bowling or playing video games.

  • Call one another often so that you can talk and listen to each other's problems.

  • Open up about your secrets with one another. Keep secrets private so that you can build a strong sense of trust.

  • Be there for your friend when she needs you, even if you have your own problems at the time. She will return the favor when you really need her.

  • Make an effort to laugh together a lot. Humor helps people let their guards down and really bond with one another.

  • Work hard to maintain the friendship and keep communication open.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be yourself around friends and you will develop close bonds with friends who are similar to you.
  • Avoid doing things that will jeopardize your friendship. Even if you think that you won't get caught, it is best to avoid doing things that could hurt your friend's feelings.


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